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CSP: new skills, tools to parent better

Common Sense Parenting (CSP) is offered by the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission (AFLC) in collaboration with the Franciscan Institute for Personal and Family Development through the […]

A road well traveled

Cleopatra Francis recently celebrated her retirement upon reaching a milestone of 41 dedicated years to the teaching service. On May 3, she was honoured at a […]

Visually-impaired seek gov’t help with printed material

There are a number of organisations working for and on behalf of persons with disabilities. To raise awareness, Catholic News will highlight the work being done […]

Fighting for the ‘common good’

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, Email: lpgordon@rcpos.org Twitter: @gordon_lp Corruption is an illusion of “fast and easy gains”. The reality, Pope Francis told judges, administrators and staff from […]

The roots of anger

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Twitter: @gordon_lp I was angry with my friend; I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my […]

Pray this Psalm for peace of mind and soul

If you are feeling anxious or fearful, pray this Psalm to put yourself under God’s protection. Often when we are experiencing anxiety or fear, we need […]

Why a Christian can pray in any situation

The intimacy we have with the Father is the nucleus of our faith and our prayer, says Pope Francis Pope Francis today concluded the general audience […]

6 Reasons why all Christians (non-Catholics too!) should have a relationship with Mary

Even Karol Wojtyla wondered if it was possible to overdo our devotion, but there’s no reason to fear growing closer to Our Lady. Protestants generally avoid […]

6 Reasons To Appreciate Our Cultural Diversity

“Three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension. Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development.”— United Nations. […]

Holistic approach to sport fishing in Tobago

By Kaelanne Jordan kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org Anglers competing in this year’s 24th annual TIGFT are encouraged to be important catalysts in preserving the ecosystem and promoting sustainable approaches […]

HNC Water Dragons ‘give everything’ in the water

By Simone Delochan Email: sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org Twitter: @SimoneECDel Their measured, polite expressions transformed to openness and excitement as the interview progressed in the corridor outside of a […]

Learning about Obedience

For the pupils of St Theresa’s Kindergarten Level 3, the Easter preparations focused on Obedience. The children, aged four to five years-old were exposed to biblical stories […]

Restoring the Easter Parang tradition

When you think ‘Parang’ you automatically connect the music with the Christmas Season. However, as Dr Francisca Allard explains, traditional elements sang Parang in Easter as […]

Caribbean Catholic music forms a Caribbean Catholic identity

Jill-Ann Walters-Morris is the head music teacher at St Benedict’s College, La Romaine. She was born into the musical family who started the popular Walters School […]

Corruption – not so petty

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, Email: lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Twitter: @gordon_lp A relative was taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital after being in a serious motor vehicle accident […]

Families: the bedrock of conservation

Simone Delochan Sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org Today is the International Day of Families, themed in 2019: Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG13. The emphasis is on education, awareness […]

Holy Name Convent Water Dragons: A sisterhood of strength

By Simone Delochan sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org The youngest member is 12 years old; the newest girl to join had entered sixth form from a different school, and they […]

Migrant moms need assistance

The co-ordinator of the St Joseph Parish Ministry to Migrants and Refugees (PMMR) has given the assurance that while their list of migrant mothers “continues to […]

Reunion, fundraiser for SJC Class of ‘69

By Patricia Phelps-Scott The oldest secondary school in Trinidad and Tobago celebrated 183 years in April and the students who graduated in 1969 from Form 5 […]

A knit with God in mind

Story and photo by Kaelanne Jordan, Email: kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Joan Moore became “immediately inspired” after reading a National Catholic Register article ‘Blanketed by Blessings’ in […]

Mother’s Day behind bars

by Kaelanne Jordan kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org – Twitter: @kaelanne1 The frustration of missing countless milestones of your child’s life—graduations, their first steps, first job, first day of school—all unforgettable […]

#Momisms Mom’s best advice

Trinbagonian moms provide a plethora of advice to their children, some direct, some practical, some in high riddle form which leave you puzzled. We asked CAMSEL […]

How to opt out of the culture of narcissism

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Here’s a way to make sure your commitment to self-improvement doesn’t venture into a harmful place. I’m just […]

Catholic priest wins the 2019 “Best Citizen of India” award

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Fr. Vineeth George left a secular career to serve God and the Church. With more than 1.3 billion […]

Catholic News Easter hats*

Lara Pickford-Gordon, Lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org The pupils of Nelson Street Girls’ RC used their imagination and talent to create lovely hats with an Easter theme using recycled Catholic News. […]

Seller extraordinaire

By Kaelanne Jordan, Email: kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 At 83 years, Muriel Hazzard has no plans of allowing ageing to slow her down. She dismisses the thought […]

On a mission together

From Kathryn Tardieu, General Manager Email: ktardieu.camsel@rcpos.org Twitter:@KathTard I think often of Jesus, standing in front His disciples in the moments before His Ascension. After three […]

ALPHA – come, see, form your faith

Alpha is a tool for evangelisation. It is not the only tool but one that is very practical. It deepens the faith of faithful Catholics. As […]

Let’s go ‘Sisters Can Cook V’

The Sisters of St Dominic’s Children’s Home are ready to serve the fifth edition of their inclusive cook-out ‘Sisters Can Cook 5’ on May 18, at […]

You Are Not Alone

Easter is a time where we see how light emerges after darkness. This Easter, the Billings Ovulation Method Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BOMA-TT) continues their […]

Game of Thrones and the journey to self

Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org This piece is for the Game of the Thrones’ fans, and there is no need to comment that you have not seen—not one!—episode […]

Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet looks eerily similar to a Catholic relic

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission St. Teresa of Avila would never have snapped her fingers. Fear not. There are no spoilers in this […]

Worried about your children? Place them under the protection of St. Joseph with this prayer

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission St. Joseph knew well the worries and anxieties of being a parent and is known as a powerful […]

Catholic churches in Sri Lanka cancel Masses indefinitely

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission A week after church and hotel bombings, danger still lurks. A week after terrorist attacks hit churches and […]

Why seek the living among the dead?

  Pope Francis celebrated the Easter Vigil Mass in St Peter’s Basilica. Following is the full text of his homily. The women bring spices to the […]

Bishop Alleyne: Cannot be business as usual

GUYANA As Guyana awaits the outcome of legal pronouncements flowing from the ‘No Confidence’ vote in the Parliament last December, the Bishop of Georgetown maintains that […]

Promote a cavity free Easter

Holidays involve some indulgence. This is especially true for Easter, possibly the sweetest holiday of the year, where children tuck into chocolate and candy treats courtesy […]

CTC Pilgrimage to Holy Land 2020

  From CTC Community In honour of our upcoming 20th anniversary on August 6, 2020, the CTC family is preparing to embark on a journey to […]

Harold Woodruffe in concert next Sunday

Harold Woodroffe began choral and solo performing in 1960 in the Dominic Savio Choir under the guidance of Fr T Corcoran, and entered the Trinidad and […]

‘Shoes’ left his mark in our lives

Heather Alexis-Martin remembers her father, Patrick Alexis, who died His given name, ‘Patrick Alexis’. Aka ‘Patrick’, ‘Pat’, ‘Patos’, ‘Uncle Pat’, ‘Sporting Sam’; or as I recently […]

#BalanceforBetter

The Brasso RC Primary School recently held an essay and poster competition to commemorate International Women’s Day on 2019’s theme: #BalanceforBetter— Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate […]

‘Onabo Kasakabo’ – Earth Day

The Santa Rosa First Peoples’ Community joined the rest of the world in celebrating onabo kasakabo or Earth Day, 2019. Through the advocacy of Her Worship […]

Retro Bingo Bash*

  From People of Praise Community Based in the town of Arima, the People of Praise (PoP) Community is a Catholic charismatic ecclesial community comprising in […]

Relationship with self, others, God and creation: Setting a strong foundation

The Confirmation class at St Michael’s RC Church, Maracas, St Joseph went on retreat April 9 at the Seminary of St John Vianney and the Ugandan […]

What kind of stone sealed Jesus’ tomb?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Was it a square stone or a circular one? Most popular depictions of Jesus’ burial and resurrection show […]

Where did Jesus go on Holy Saturday?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission As silence covers the earth, Jesus is busy behind the scenes After Jesus died on the cross, what […]

The Seder Experience

By Kaelanne Jordan, kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org Love, peace, joy was some of the expressions used by staff at Catholic Media Services Limited (CAMSEL), the Liturgical Commission and other […]

How did the early Christians celebrate the final days of Holy Week?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission The Sacred Triduum has changed very little over the centuries. The Sacred Triduum, the final three days of […]

Can you stay one hour with me? The “Night Watch” of Holy Thursday

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Jesus challenges all of us to stay with him in the Garden and console him in his sorrow. […]

Miss Ruby was Couva’s living saint

Ruby Maxwell died March 30 at the age of 101. Her funeral Mass took place April 9 at St Paul’s RC Church, Couva. Abbot John Pereira […]

10 Reasons we know Christ rose from the dead

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission At Easter we don’t celebrate a myth or a great psychological symbol. We celebrate a historical event. This […]

5 Tips for Good Friday from Catholics who live their faith amid persecution

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Religious freedom was gained immigrating to America, but the intensity of devotion was somewhat lost. In his encyclical Ut […]

Is your business waste efficient?

According to global statistics, our world has a sobering waste problem. We are set to hit 34 billion tonnes of waste by the year 2050. Eight […]

4 Signs you might not be ready for Easter (but there’s still time!)

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Hopefully we have a better sense of sin and its cost. If not, take advantage of the Holy […]

Men eager to reach out to Church*

A combination of 72 men from the Paramin and Chaguanas Catholic men’s group gathered at the St Catherine’s Retreat Estate, Valencia for a day of laughter, […]

How to turn Holy Week into a pilgrimage

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission The liturgies bring us to specific, physical places, which enable us to accompany Christ in his footsteps. The […]

When did Jesus rise from the dead?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Was it on Saturday night or Sunday morning? In the Gospel accounts, Jesus is said to have risen […]

Mary’s influence on lay vocations

Story and photo by Crystal Gabrielle M Sylvester       On Sunday, March 10 the sub-theme for the La Divin Devotions was ‘Mary, Mother of Vocations to Lay […]

Emmanuel Community foundress laid to rest

Violet D’Ornellas was remembered for her “undaunted attitude” in her mission to serve God. The foundress of the Emmanuel Community, 87 years, died March 29 after […]

Masses for PwDs in Central to begin

As it continues to promote inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) into church life through sensory-friendly Masses, the Bethesda Catholic Community will begin monthly Masses in […]

Pope Francis stuns rival South Sudan leaders by kissing their feet in plea for peace

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission The pope dropped to the feet of the president and new vice presidents at end of a spiritual […]

What does INRI mean?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission The letters are frequently found on the top of crucifixes and are straight out of the Bible. In […]

12 Things every Catholic woman should have in her purse

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Never leave home without these practical and spiritual essentials! You can guess a lot about a woman by […]

Here are prayers for before and after you read a spiritual book

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Ask God to speak to your soul the next time you open an inspiring book. Spiritually uplifting books, […]

Don’t get ‘vex’, show love

Lara Pickford-Gordon lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Think of the persons who are eccentric or weird or who raise your blood pressure and get you ‘vex’ (angry); the persons who […]

How to tell the difference between a monsignor, a bishop and a cardinal

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission When all three wear the cassock, things can get confusing. Outside of the liturgy, clergy members have various […]

Here’s a prayer for when you are walking down the street

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Keep God always on your mind with this simple prayer. St. Paul writes in his letter to the […]

Learn the language of sports motivation

By Kaelanne Jordan kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org All coaches, assistant coaches, team managers of primary and secondary school sport leagues and persons who may be volunteering as or desirous […]

Brazil RC ‘walk with Jesus’

Brazil RC School continued its annual traditions for Lent. On Friday, March 22 was the annual day of Fasting and Prayer. The day included praise, prayer, the […]

Hardbargain RC pupils ‘go fishing’ for Lent

Lent is a time of preparation for Easter, through prayer, repentance of sins, as well as almsgiving. At Hardbargain RC School, the pupils are educated about […]

No meat, No problem!

By Lara Pickford-Gordon and Kaelanne Jordan (photos) If you’ve given up meat for Lent, finding alternative meals that the entire family will enjoy can be a […]

A fragrant aroma for God

Very often, we speak about giving the best to the Lord and it is not uncommon to use the phrase: ‘Sunday best’. What exactly does it […]

Falling upward – hope on the horizon

Fr Martin Sirju concludes his pastoral reflection on how he sees the Church today. “Yet I will rejoice, and exalt in the Lord God my Saviour” […]

St Catherine’s Estate…A ‘wow’ experience

By Lara Pickford-Gordon lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Describing the space that is St Catherine’s Estate could scarcely do justice to the experience of this picturesque setting. Located on the North […]

‘O Rejoice!’

The Abbey of Our Lady of Exile at Mount St Benedict will once more be the backdrop of the Lydians annual concert series, ‘Lydians on the Mount’, this edition […]

A litany for Pat

Patricia Bousignac, wife of Rev Paul Bousignac, died March 8. Her funeral Mass was celebrated March 16 at Santa Rosa RC Church, Arima. In lieu of […]

All the drama of Passion Week applied to one person (not Jesus)

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission … and thus, applied to us … The Gospel ends the way our Lent should end. Next Sunday […]

Avoid this spiritual danger when pursuing knowledge of God

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Knowledge of God is good, but this dangerous pitfall is not. One of the basic requirements in developing […]

On SEA success…or not*

Simone Delochan sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org I remember when I wrote that exam. It was Common Entrance in my day. I remember the sick feeling to the pit of […]

St Catherine’s Estate—Reconnect with God, Nature, Yourself*

The Japanese practise something called Shinrin-yoku or ‘forest bathing’ which has palliative effects on mind and body, and certainly when you drive into the 11 acres […]

Why do Roman Catholics kneel at Mass?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission The physical posture is an ancient one, used by Christians since the very beginning. For Roman Catholics, kneeling […]

Did you know Lent is traditionally divided into two parts?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Each part has its own focus and helps us to enter more deeply into the Passion of Jesus […]

Nine things you should know about Lymphedema

By Dixie Ann Belle Imagine one day waking up and finding that your limbs are mysteriously swollen like balloons. Your jewellery is tight against your skin. […]

Lessons from a father and two sons

Today, the fourth Sunday of Lent, the Gospel of Luke presents us with the famous passage of the prodigal son. While we often pay most attention […]

A self-defeating triumphalism

Part 3 of Fr Martin Sirju’s 4-part pastoral reflection on how he sees the Church today. I have observed the development of Evangelical Christianity (Pentecostal, Open […]

Goodness spreads – Fr Makhan part 4

By Simone Delochan sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org Fr Michael Makhan spent 20 years as Vice Principal of the Spiritan-run St Joseph College and a quick perusal of comments left […]

How to make your day holier as a busy person

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Many people still don’t know the secret to making every moment count. Life has never been busier, and […]

6 Things the Prodigal Son and his big brother teach us about praying the Our Father

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission We should pray that we won’t fall into the temptation of either brother. We say the Our Father […]

Over 65ers try some Tai Chi

Creative Minds Development Initiative (CMDI) facilitated a Tai Chi demonstration session on February 11 for the Dominican Laity and Over 65ers’ group of St Anthony’s RC […]

3 Marian steps to discern a vocation

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission In Our Lady’s home of Nazareth, Pope Francis says youth who are questioning themselves about their future can […]

Are your memorized prayers feeling dry? Try this simple exercise

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Sometimes we need to change what we are doing to experience the presence of God. Catholics have a […]

3 Questions that can help you recover emotional balance

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission It’s more simple than we often realize to get in touch with what’s really going on. The frantic […]

Why did Jesus perform miracles?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Would we have believed his words if he didn’t perform extraordinary signs and wonders? One of the essential […]

What does the word “Annunciation” mean?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission The name for March 25’s solemnity is full of spiritual meaning. In the Catholic Church, March 25 marks […]

Catholic charity in Colombia reports surge in suicide attempts among Venezuelan refugees

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Malteser International had a medical team in place for indigenous Colombians, but the crisis next door is overwhelming […]

World Youth Day—A precious experience*

World Youth Day 2019 (WYD) brought a flood of varying emotions for pilgrims fortunate enough to attend. WYD took place in Panama (January 22–27) with over […]

Ministering in the parish and the prison – Fr Makhan part 3

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org Fr Makhan was sent soon after his ordination to Erin as assistant priest for “more reasons than one”. In the early days of […]

T&T pilgrims recall WYD experience

By Renée Smith, rsmith.camsel@rcpos.org Some of the Panama World Youth Day pilgrims met at Archbishop’s House on February 22 for a sharing and post-mortem session of WYD […]

Hesed House: helping others stand on their feet

Born with the spirit of empowering the less fortunate, bestowed with the vision of retired Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Harris, and blessed with a title that bespeaks […]

Bring on the breadfruit – Taking action to feed ourselves

Story by Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Photos: Raymond Syms A group of citizens has partnered with the Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) to distribute 1,000 breadfruit […]

A second chance to try again

Most times those who are in authority are inflexible and they govern and rule with impunity. They are very quick to cut down and tear apart […]

Sacramental collapse

Part 2 of Fr Martin Sirju’s 4-part pastoral reflection on how he sees the Church today. “Even though the olive crop fail, and the fields produce […]

Why are men absent from church?

Why are men absent from church? The National Catholic Men’s Ministry was launched with Mass last Tuesday— the Solemnity of St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed […]

Safe haven for expectant mothers now open

Story and photo by Renée Smith, rsmith.camsel@rcpos.org First-time expectant mothers under 18 years can find a safe haven at the Mary Care Centre (MCC) South. The […]

How Jesus asked his followers to respond to 1st-century headlines

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission The news wasn’t very different from the news of our own day, and their reaction wasn’t very different […]

Want a deeper relationship with Jesus? Eliminate this one sin

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission According to Fr. Lorenzo Scupoli, if you can overcome this one sin, you will be well on the […]

Down Syndrome Day 2019 – It’s All About LOVE*

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org Today is World Down Syndrome Day and we hope that you are wearing your brightly coloured socks with pride! The UN-declared Day […]

What does the Bible say about refugees?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Jesuit Alberto Ares explains the idea of hospitality in the Christian tradition. More than 232 million people (equivalent […]

These “foods” of the soul are also good to give up for Lent

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Fasting is not dieting; fasting is not an end in itself; fasting is not merely an exercise to […]

‘Plant a tree, eat for free’*

The reality of hunger in Trinidad and Tobago was illustrated at the March 15 launch of the Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) project to alleviate […]

Why is the feast of St. Joseph on March 19?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Devotion to St. Joseph, husband of Mary, can be traced back to the beginning of the Church Devotion […]

From arrogance to humility

Over the next few weeks, Fr Martin Sirju will be presenting a 4-part pastoral reflection on how he sees the Church today. Starting with the shadows […]

Third Annual FREE National Fall Prevention Programme

Adults 60 years and older, as well as their families and caregivers, are invited to the third annual fall-prevention education series which starts tomorrow (Monday) and […]

Creative Arts Therapies Week begins

Creative Arts Therapies (CAT) week will be celebrated March 18 to 22 at the Queen’s Royal College, Port of Spain. The event is open to the […]

Laudato Si’ Generation launched in the Caribbean

Pope Francis wrote and issued a beautiful encyclical letter, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home, in 2015. The release of Laudato Si’ inspired many, […]

Living to be a priest – Fr Makhan part 2

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org Fr Makhan rode home excited by his visit to the seminary, and told his mother, “I think I want to go there.” […]

The Religious Experience

Sacred scripture often teaches that many people have direct and personal experiences with God. In Genesis 12 and 28, God promised Abraham that he would be […]

In pictures: Comical scenes from the 6 years of this pontificate

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Pope Francis faces the unexpected with humor and aplomb. Happy anniversary Holy Father! Click here to launch the […]

Elsa epitomised kindness

In the midst of Carnival celebrations, many of us gathered together at St Philip and St James RC Church, Chaguanas on March 1 to celebrate the […]

A Kiltegan in Grenada

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org Fr Oliver Leavy while in Trinidad paid a visit to his longstanding friend Fr Michael Makhan on January 10 and it is here […]

Holy Cross students help care for Matura Beach*

A group of students from Holy Cross College in Arima, their parents and a few teachers joined hundreds of volunteers at the Nature Seekers’ annual beach […]

How to go to confession when you haven’t gone in years

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission A practical guide for those hesitant about returning to the sacraments. Going to confession for the first time […]

6 Fascinating Lenten traditions from around the world

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Take a look at these meaningful practices Catholics partake in to celebrate this holy season. Click here to […]

Benedict XVI’s key to a fruitful Lent

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Benedict encourages us to increase both our faith and works of charity during Lent. Lent is a perfect […]

CSM to tell a ‘True Story’*

The UWI Catholic Students’ Movement (CSM) will present its Lenten production for 2019, ‘True Story’, on Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m. and Sunday 31 at […]

Looking for spiritual reading for Lent? Try these books of the Bible

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission The Bible offers us many passages that are perfect meditations for Lent. Lent is a time during the […]

What was Lent like in the early Church?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission. Lent as we know it today took many centuries to develop. Was the season of Lent always 40 […]

Pray this Psalm to make your confession more heartfelt

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Use this Psalm as an emotional prayer while you are waiting in line. An essential part of confessing […]

Who invented the Stations of the Cross?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Was there a particular saint who started it all? Or many different people? Throughout the centuries, one of […]

Lent challenge: Get rid of 40 things in 40 days

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Declutter and help the less fortunate! During Lent we want to de-emphasize ourselves and emphasize our dependence on […]

Divine Mercy Conference next weekend

The 8th Divine Mercy Conference will be March 16–17 at University Inn and Conference Center, St Augustine Circular Rd, St Augustine. Feature speakers this year are […]

Fr Makhan’s faith journey – Fr Makhan part 1

Fr Michael Makhan was ordained in 1963, in the third batch of seminarians to be trained at Mount St Benedict, and the only one of his […]

Get ready for ‘mini-Vinnies’

By Kaelanne Jordan, kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org In an effort to gain more membership across its member states, the youth coordinator of the Society of St Vincent de Paul […]

Happy memories

This Tuesday, March 12 marks the 19th anniversary of Archbishop Anthony Pantin’s death. Many still remember with fondness Trinidad & Tobago’s first local archbishop, like St […]

The Wilderness Experience

Very often, we choose to see the Holy Spirit only as acting in exceptionally outstanding and powerful ways in our lives. Thus, for many of us, […]

Church will spare no effort

Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau, Dominica, and President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference attended the February 21–24 meeting in Rome on protecting minor. Here is his […]

Pope Francis’ message for Lent

“For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God” (Rom 8:19). DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS Each year, through Mother Church, God […]

10 Ways to encourage your child’s spiritual life

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Kids are naturally open to God. We just need to guide them along the way. As parents, we […]

What my kids should give up for Lent

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission My tweens and teens want to choose their own disciplines, but I’ve got a few ideas for them. […]

Why are the Gloria and Alleluia omitted during Lent?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Even the liturgy “fasts” in preparation for the glorious season of Easter. The Lenten season is marked by […]

Seek a spiritual regeneration for Lent*

By Renee Smith, rsmith.camsel@rcpos.org Ash Wednesday calls for Church and nation to reflect in a deeper way what should be done every year and every day, […]

Seeing God in everything… – An introduction by Fr Makhan

SEVERAL times people have remarked that we need more priests. Some parishes get an ‘occasional’ priest, so naturally Catholics speculate about the future of the Church. […]

Good showing by RC schools at Junior Calypso Monarch

by Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org CATHOLIC primary and secondary schools were well represented in the finals of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) First Citizens’ Junior Calypso Monarch […]

Looking ‘Through Stained Glass Windows’ – a street meditation

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org Photos taken with permission from K2K Facebook page. “WE believe God is the source of all that is creative and good. We celebrate […]

Patois Mass: rooted in our culture

The 25th annual Patois Mass will be celebrated today, Sunday at Our Lady of Guadalupe RC Church, Paramin from 9 a.m. Paramin parishioner Claudette Sinnette writes […]

Rallying men to build families

By Kaelanne Jordan, kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org AN effort to get men involved in the life of the Church and create disciples for Christ in the 21st century, were […]

Here’s why Lent was “created”

Originally published on Alateia, republished with their permission It served as a pivotal time of preparation for adults being baptized at the Easter Vigil. Lent wasn’t […]

Good training ground at Junior Calypso Monarch*

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Nine finalists in the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organistion’s (TUCO) Calypso Monarch finals at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah last night (February […]

Pope’s concluding address at abuse summit

Originally published on Alateia, republished with their permission “Consecrated persons, chosen by God to guide souls to salvation, let themselves be dominated by their human frailty […]

Confession, reconciliation, penance: Why so many names for one sacrament?

Originally published on Alateia, republished with their permission 5 Principal titles each emphasize a different aspect of the sacrament. In the Catholic Church, the sacrament commonly […]

3 Ways to live like St. Francis while still being yourself

Originally published on Aleteia,  republished with their permission His life is full of powerful lessons, even for modern living. “Shouldn’t we all be living like this?” […]

Should Catholics participate in “Carnival”?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission While the pre-Lenten festival has existed for many centuries, saints and others have had mixed views about it. […]

More to calypso than trophies and prize money—winning message*

The Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO), First Citizens’ National Junior Calypso Monarch Final 2019, Monday 25, saw reigning monarch Ta’zyah Duane O’Connor, 16 years, give a […]

The Church’s story is service, not abuse

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission.  Ultimately, there is only one response to the scandals: Catholic witnesses. As the focus of the world turns […]

The key to maintaining a peaceful soul at work

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission.  If you find yourself full of anxiety at the office, try this technique to maintain peace in your […]

Talk? Art? Talk Tent 2019 is on!

Locals and visitors alike are in for the annual treat as the Talk Tent 2019 opens its doors at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s from Friday, March […]

Teams of Our Lady celebrates 80 years

The 80th anniversary of Teams of Our Lady worldwide will be celebrated tomorrow (February 25) by 69,000 couples in over 90 countries, including Trinidad and Tobago. […]

Better equipped to deal with harsh realities

A participant who attended a recent Virtus programme session shares their experience. My experience of the Virtus programme was simply that of a flashlight shining its […]

All in the ‘Famalay’

A reflection on the Carnival 2019 hit by Fr Dexter Brereton CSSp ONE OF the most engaging pieces of music emerging from Carnival 2019 is the […]

A ‘gittarman’ for all seasons

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org You may have spotted Enrico ‘Rico Di Gittarman’ Camejo at one of the many fêtes during the Carnival season jamming on stage or […]

Baby supplies for migrant mothers*

By Kaelanne Jordan The St Joseph Parish Ministry to Migrants and Refugees (PMMR) is seeking baby supplies for three pregnant migrant women who will give birth […]

Why does God permit the devil to tempt us?*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission. God’s ways are certainly not our ways. When we are progressing in virtue, often we will be blindsided […]

Offer your day for priests with this prayer*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission. “Give us truly holy priests, inflamed with the fire of your divine love.” After seeing the spiritual hunger […]

St Joseph’s Convent, San F’do hosts invitational 5K*

St Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando (SJCSF) held a 5k race February 16 at Block 7 Playground, Palmiste. This year was the third running of this SJC […]

Denominational schools struggle with admissions*

By Lara Pickford-Gordon The question of who gets first preference for admittance to denominational schools when there is a high demand for places was raised at […]

What does “poor in spirit” mean?*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission The first beatitude, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven,” can be a […]

Jesus himself gave us this prayer for the conversion of a friend or family member*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Our Lord said to St. Faustina that he would grant the grace of conversion to whomever said this […]

Daily Catholic Prayer—Padre Pio’s prayer against depression*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission “Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak, and I need your strength” Take a moment each day […]

Catholic Education needs to get ‘back to basics’*

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org The Law and Education was the theme of CREDItable Conversations Educational Symposium 2019 hosted by the Catholic Religious Development Institute (CREDI) Saturday, […]

Look out for LIT!

Trinity TV puts a new spin on the classic music video countdowns dominating radio and secular TV. The programme, Let’s Inspire Together (LIT) will feature inspirational […]

On a razor’s edge

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org The theme was repeated across news media in October 2018: ‘Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations…’; ‘Human pressures have shrunk wildlife […]

Quota fills a need

By Kaelanne Jordan, kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org During her time as an expat in T&T, Curaçaoan Solange Kohinor observed several gaps in certain communities locally. While there are a […]

First Communion catechists encouraged in follow-up session

Approximately 30 First Communion catechists came together at St Charles RC Church, Tunapuna on Saturday, February 9 for a follow-up session to the consultation held in […]

A way forward for Confirmation programme

Approximately 250 Confirmation catechists from throughout the Archdiocese gathered at the auditorium of Holy Faith Convent, Couva on January 26, to meet with Archbishop Jason Gordon […]

Happy birthday ‘Ma’ – you’re 103

Some parishioners of St Joseph the Worker RC Church, Brasso Seco visited the home of Francisca Estrada on January 26 who celebrated her 103rd birthday. She […]

Ministering to the sick reunites elderly friends

It was a mind-blowing experience for 91-year-old Adiana Augustine and 85-year-old Joyce Diaz, longtime friends as they met each other after 20 years on January 16. […]

Blind and partially paralyzed, he went to World Youth Day with a mission*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Juan Pablo Barón Rivera has one mission in life: to share the power of daily Communion. Juan Pablo […]

Meet India’s newest recognized saint*

Originally published Aleteia, republished with their permission A mystic and stigmatist who levitated, she also braved cultural norms, going out without a male escort to care […]

For and with Catholic youth in mind*

Taresa Best, 34 years, the newly appointed Episcopal Delegate for Youth left her job in the public sector to work full-time for Church. It was the […]

Novena to St. Valentine, patron of engaged couples and happy marriages*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission. Turn to the “saint of love” for spiritual help with your relationship. It’s easy to forget in today’s […]

What can we do when a married couple we know breaks up?*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission. It’s often difficult to know what to do and say, but here’s a guide … Separation and divorce […]

Soccer star Mbappe donates money to help find body of missing pilot*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission. Once again the 20-year-old French soccer star uses his money for a worthy cause. Over three weeks ago the […]

Seeing your Valentine: The saint’s face reconstructed*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission. Cicero Moraes continues to illuminate the saints with depictions based on their remains. Click here to launch the slideshow […]

7 Incredible incorrupt saints*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission. The bodies of these holy men and women have been miraculously preserved after their deaths. Typically, after death a […]

A prayer Pope Francis is praying to end human trafficking*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission. May God Himself free all those who have been threatened, wounded, or mistreated by the trade and trafficking […]

Thora Best: proud calypso ‘mama’

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Thora Best, the current chair of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) Junior Calypso Committee describes herself as a “proud mama” for the […]

MIPED empowers the people

By Christopher Power In the Catholic News of January 6, I read: ‘Fr Michel gone but will never be forgotten’. The anniversary of the death of […]

Lewah in Tabaquite

On Saturday, January 5 scores of persons flocked to the grounds of St Anthony’s RC Church, Tabaquite where the annual ‘Les Rois’ (Lewah)—the coming of the […]

Wet fetes and water woes

In my times of musing, which I do regularly these days, I found myself questioning whether this country of my birth is a real nation. When, […]

21 and counting: Couples For Christ comes of age

It all started with a Christian Life Programme in Holy Name Convent 21 years ago, January 1998. It’s safe to say that Couples For Christ (CFC) […]

Duane Jnr out to defend Junior Calypso Monarch title*

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org It was a joke shared at the launch of the 2019 TUCO/First Citizens National Junior Calypso Monarch Competition: the “son” had a […]

Men, women and that ‘Gillette’ ad*

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org The week of January 13 to 21 was a particularly active week on social media with two things trending: the ‘confrontation’ between […]

The pulse of a nation – uncensored

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org The image of a young white man smirking at an elderly Native American gentleman as he beat his peace drum inundated social […]

Co-founders thankful

Co-foundress of Zion RC Community, Mary Margaret Woods believes that God called the community into being from the beginning. He fashioned them in their mother’s womb, […]

Zion celebrates 39 years of ministry

By Kaelanne Jordan, kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org As Zion RC Community celebrated its 39th anniversary Mass, Fr Wilfred John prayed that their light will never go out; their torch […]

One day at a time off the streets

Story by Lara Pickford-Gordon lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Lenny George used to be a street dweller hustling money to get his next fix. Today, he is a recovering drug […]

First Friday Fast and Prayer

It is no wonder, therefore, that our predecessors have constantly defended this most approved form of devotion— the pious devotion of the faithful toward the Most […]

Mother Mary Ellerker’s legacy for Christian unity

By Neila Todd, Tertiary of Carmel Seventy years ago on January 11, The Servant of God, Mother Mary Ellerker of the Blessed Sacrament, O Carm, Foundress […]

‘Waiter, there’s micro-plastic in my soup!’

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org Last year I had begun a series on environmental issues and the impact of everyday items: glitter, and balloons being the most […]

Of Parables and Miracles

When reading the Bible, very often, we encounter interesting parables and miracles of Jesus and sometimes we are unable to recall the actual chapter or particular […]

Those who care for our homeless

The Ministry’s Hernandez Place Sanctuary in Arima offers residential care for socially displaced persons aged 55 years and older. Its New Horizons Centre offers accommodation, care […]

His name is Hollis

On January 9, an elderly street dweller, his pants slipping below the waist, grime clinging to his skin was sleeping on the curb Independence Square south, […]

Homeless respected, welcomed at Ave Maria House

Stories by Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Living Water Community (LWC) runs Ave Maria House, 28 Duncan Street, Port of Spain (627-6753). Breakfast is served Monday through Friday usually […]

Catholic Raffle Extravaganza

An excellent collection of prizes has been organised by Commissions and Departments of the Archdiocese of Port of Spain in support of the various Ministries. The […]

Live Laudato Si – My World Youth Day experience*

International Volunteers at WYD 2019 have started the recycling initiative at the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá to bring the Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si to life. […]

Prayer, scriptures are weapons for spiritual battle – Dominican priest*

By Kaelanne Jordan, kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org Christians attending the January 4–6 National Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) conference at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya were reminded of their “challenge” […]

Mary was a ‘pope’

A funeral Mass for Mary Eugenia Pope (April 12, 1936–December 22, 2018) was celebrated on Wednesday, January 2 at her home parish, Holy Rosary RC Church, […]

The Holy Innocents of today

By Sr Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH, D.Min. I listened to an interview on the BBC News with a young man originally from Africa, adopted by a […]

Use spiritual weapons effectively

The spiritual “weapons” necessary to wage war on any stronghold requires one’s knowing how to use them effectively and consistently. The co-founder of Zion RC community […]

Cleve – music man, family man

The funeral Mass for Cleve Calderon, who died December 7, was held December 12, Santa Rosa RC Church, Arima. The following is a tribute from his […]

Aunty Joyce – a beautiful soul

The following tribute to Joyce Rita Sankar née Joseph was recently submitted for publication. Her funeral Mass was November 17, St Anthony’s Church, Spring Valley, New […]

SJC students represent T&T again at world Scrabble*

Two of our Scrabble Warriors of St Joseph’s Convent, St Joseph, Amanda Khan and Sorraya Singh represented Trinidad and Tobago in December at the world-renowned WESPA […]

New altar servers at St Bernadette’s*

St Bernadette’s Preparatory, St Ann’s held their closing Mass December 3 at the School’s Hall which saw 23 students becoming commissioned as altar servers. The students […]

River cruise in Kerala

By Dr Sheila Atwarie-Rambissoon Our pilgrimage to India took us to its southern tip of Kerala on November 18. In the recent past this was hit […]

Almost ‘at home’ in India

By Kenwyn Sylvester, seminarian. Photos sourced from various pilgrims. I have dubbed this experience ‘the mother of all pilgrimages’, from Trinidad and Tobago to London, England to […]

Final day of CCR conference

Today is the last day of the national Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) conference with the theme Be Bold Be Strong in the Lord. Msgr William John-Lewis […]

New prison NGO to give back to society

On Saturday December 29, Catholic Commission for Social Justice’s (CCSJ) Chair, Leela Ramdeen, was one of the feature speakers at the launch of a new group: The […]

A life on our streets

Story and photo by Lara Pickford-Gordon lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Last year, within one week on three separate days I saw men with skin trauma. The first, was a […]

Youth art on display

Christiana Mckie, a student of St Theresa Girls’ RC and a member of St John the Baptist RC Church stands under one of her pieces of […]

Mary Care Centre gives thanks

The Mary Care Centre (MCC), located at 43 Gallus Street, Woodbrook, was founded during the leadership of Archbishop Anthony Pantin. Its objective is to support pregnant […]

Promote Church rituals and values in our schools

This is the conclusion of Dr Lennox Bernard’s keynote address, ‘Developing a Catholic pedagogy inclusive of diverse learning contexts’ delivered at this year’s CREDI Graduation ceremony […]

St Charles High celebrates San Fest success

St Charles High School, Tunapuna continues to celebrate the successes of some of its students in the recently concluded San Fest 2018. Winners include Jade Danielle […]

Cover artist lets the creativity flow

By Renée Smith, rsmith.camsel@rcpos.org Society has come a long way in accepting the pursuit of non-traditional careers and yet those who follow that path often hear, “Is […]

‘Grandmammy’ gave unconditional love

Isabelle Blessina Superville died November 8 at the age of 105 years. Her funeral was November 14 at the Catholic Church in Mamoral. Granddaughter Quita Superville […]

Developing a Catholic pedagogy

The following is part one of Dr Lennox Bernard’s keynote address at this year’s CREDI Graduation ceremony on November 27 at the Our Lady of Fatima […]

Festival of Reading and Books

The Trinidad and Tobago Reading Association hosted its Annual Festival of Reading and Books at City Hall in Port of Spain on the morning of Thursday, […]

Library for socially displaced*

The refurbished library of the Centre for Socially Displaced Persons, Town Council Street, East Dry River was opened in a simple ceremony December 11. The project […]

Shirley was a giant of faith, service at OLF

Shirley Lalsingh, a prominent parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima RC Church Curepe, passed away on August 10. Shirley was a remarkable woman who served the […]

Fr Angus – a saintly legend

by Fr Pax Jey Sharwan VC As a Tiv and native of Benue State, Nigeria, it was to my homeland that the Lord Jesus sent his […]

Families remember loved ones at annual Consolation Mass

More than 350 persons from bereaved families accepted an invitation from Fr Ian Taylor and the Ministry of Consolation (MOC) to congregate on November 20 at […]

Pres Day

Students, teaching staff and members of the Parent Teacher Advisory Body (PTAB) celebrated ‘Pres Day’ (Presentation Day), at Presentation College, Chaguanas on November 20. Pres Day […]

Pt Fortin RC doing good things in ‘deep south’

Hailing from ‘deep south’, Point Fortin RC Primary triumphed in their quest at the zonal level of the Atlantic Primary School Football Competition. We continued to […]

Connell remembers his decades of serving

Sixty-four-year-old Brian Connell has been an altar server for 58 years; he was at the Cathedral on the historic day March 19, 1968 when Anthony Pantin […]

Fatima’s ‘GOBAG’ – more than just a school concert

By Laura Ann Phillips The Fatima College hall was a hub of organised confusion, pockets of activity swirling in each corner as rehearsals for ‘Gifts of […]

Lions’ Festival of Carols keeps tradition alive

Friday, November 16 saw the 29th anniversary of the Festival of Carols, an annual event put on by the Lions Club of Port of Spain Central […]

La Petite Fleur Tea Shop

By Kaelanne Jordan,   kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org When La Petite Fleur Tea Shop opened its doors last March, its mission was to cater breakfast, brunch and afternoon tea with […]

Youth learn about porn’s harmful effects

Coming out of the October 2016 Conference entitled: ‘Consider This: A National Conversation’ on the harmful effects of pornography on children, Fight the New Drug representatives […]

Confirmation candidates learn about being mindful

On Saturday, November 17 the confirmation class of the Santa Cruz Cluster had a session on the topic of ‘Mindful Communication’ hosted by the Family Life Unit (FLU) of […]

Things to do to enrich our Advent experience

By Stephan Alexander, seminarian It’s Advent time again!, the season which begins our Church year. It’s a time of preparation and reflection, hope and anticipation, when […]

A penitential exercise of prayer and fasting

With these words, Pope Francis invites all baptised persons to a personal and communal conversion aimed at awakening our conscience and arousing our solidarity and commitment […]

A lasting commitment

There are some poor souls who die alone and no one steps forward as next of kin. They end up being either buried or cremated by […]

Advent Wreath Rite

From the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission Procession of the light to the Sanctuary, or wherever the Advent Wreath will be displayed. First Sunday of Advent Leader:  A […]

South FLUs host forum for married couples

Family Life Units from the Cluster of La Romaine, Mon Repos, Pointe-a-Pierre, and San Fernando pooled their resources and talents to host ‘We are here for […]

Life begins at 40!

Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) T&T celebrated their 40th anniversary on November 10 at Green Meadows, Santa Cruz. The theme of the celebration was Learning the Languages […]

Pizza, with a saltfish omelet on the side…*

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org There is a cosy familiarity when you enter the white and blue-trimmed gingerbread Woodbrook house. It is the site of La Petite […]

Children’s Authority: Get help to cope

Get help before buckling under the pressures of life and neglecting or physically abusing your children. This appeal was made by the Children’s Authority of Trinidad […]

Sacred Heart Girls’ RC repeats in Junior Parang

Sacred Heart Girls’ RC, the defending champion of the Primary Schools’ Junior Parang Competition, retained the title at this year’s competition, held last Sunday at the […]

Pres Sando students vote for their Teachers of the Year*

The students of Presentation College, San Fernando, have voted for the top Male and Female Teacher of the Year 2018 at their school. A total of […]

Play one for us, ‘J’

Story and photos by Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org The name Carlyle Jeanville may not be familiar to you because he works in the background but if you’ve […]

Connecting soul, spirit and body

Writer/Copy Editor Simone Delochan interviewed Fr Dexter Bereton CSSp via email on the Catholic concept of soul. This is the second in a two-part series. Christian […]

Providence girls, St Francis boys lunch with Archbishop*

A few select of us from Providence Girls’ Catholic School and St Francis Boys College, were invited to meet and have lunch with Archbishop Charles Jason […]

Catholic Education is important for the life of the church*

By Renee Smith rsmith.camsel@rcpos.org Without finding a way to transmit the faith to the next generation Catholic schools risk becoming mausoleums says Archbishop Jason Gordon. He […]

Grant-a-Wish celebrates a decade    

On Sunday, November 18, The Grant-a-Wish Foundation will be celebrating 10 years and it continues to bring the magic and goodwill of Christmas with its Santa […]

Soul searching

The concept of soul has preoccupied major thinkers throughout the centuries, before Christ was born. An understanding was sought on what constitutes soul, and how this […]

La Romaine RC makeover thanks to ‘Priests Can Cook’

St Benedict’s La Romaine RC School is seeing positive changes with the upgrades made possible through funding from the Priests Can Cook 2017 event. Staff has […]

Mt Lambert RC ‘Prayer Wall’ for the deceased

Once again pupils of the Mt Lambert RC School embarked on a project to help others; this time their deceased relatives and friends. All pupils were […]

New Marian grotto at Arima Boys’

A Marian grotto at the Arima Boys’ RC School was blessed by parish priest Fr Steve Duncan on October 31. \ The day began with the […]

‘Colours of His Love’ at Queen’s Hall

In 2018 The Love Movement, Trinity of Choirs has much to celebrate: the 60th anniversary of their founder Bernadette Scott’s contribution and involvement in the performing […]

Errol supported students, devoted to the saints

The following eulogy for Errol Ferreira was delivered at his October 11 funeral at St Francis Pastoral Centre, Belmont by his brother Frank We are here […]

Tribute paid to Sr Maria, the ‘flying nun’

On Saturday, September 29 a Memorial Mass was held for the late Sr Maria Garland SJC, past Principal of St Gabriel’s Girls’ RC School, at the […]

Death of a son

Vandell Birch died October 21, 2014. His mother Alicia shares on the impact of his death. My son was my life. He was everything I had dreamed […]

Purgatory – purified ‘in between’

Vicar for Communications Fr Robert Christo, in a conversation with the Catholic News, explains the importance of ‘purgatory’ in Catholic theology and belief in what happens […]

Shadow – a man beyond his time

By Fr Martin Sirju Winston McGarland Bailey aka The Mighty Shadow was the philosopher-calypsonian par excellence. A cultural critic, too. The Church never paid much attention […]

‘Children are Gift’ heads to La Puerta

It really takes a village to raise a child and on Saturday, October 13 parents and two teachers of children attending La Puerta Government Primary got […]

Parents, children informed of the ‘new drug’

A retreat was held at St Benedict’s RC, La Romaine recently for confirmation candidates, parents and sponsors on the topic ‘Motherhood and Fatherhood’, facilitated by Jerome […]

Maybe Something Beautiful read at St Bernadette’s

Holy Faith Preparatory (St Bernadette’s), St Ann’s, joined with children throughout the world on October 25 to celebrate the amazing power of reading aloud through the […]

Remembering the dead a sign of faith*

By Renee Smith, rsmith.camsel@rcpos.org Today (November 2), Catholics all over the world celebrate the feast of All Souls to remember those who have passed on but […]

Petrotrin and power sharing

By Fr Martin Sirju The Petrotrin issue has been resting on my mind for a number of weeks. There does not seem to be much sympathy […]

WWME in Haiti

WWME Trinidad & Tobago has reached out to Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines and even Haiti. The following is adapted from […]

Our call to Mission through ME

For us, 1985, seven years into marriage, was a life-changing year. First, we experienced a Life in the Spirit programme at the beginning of the year, […]

A life-saving station

We did our WWME Weekend 31 years ago and as we too celebrate 40 years of marriage this year, Dexter and I can say that our […]

ME challenges and supports

Before we did our ME Weekend in March 1988, our focus was not so much on our relationship as much as it was on building a life […]

WWME – an eye-opening experience

Deacon Malcom & Lynn Joab are married 20 years and made their original weekend in 2004 at the Emmaus Retreat Centre, Arima. “The most powerful thing […]

Love has no boundaries

Wilfred and Kay Holder were married 55 years ago in England and made their original WWME weekend in Belize City, Belize in 1972, after Wilfred was […]

More, more Moringa

Most of us can remember our grandparents and parents cooking, usually by currying, Saigen sticks claiming that it was very good for you. In the past […]

CTC has its first female permanent members

The Companions of the Transfigured Christ (CTC) Community celebrated our 18th anniversary in August on the Feast of the Transfiguration (August 6). This August 3–5 anniversary […]

Spirit Global hosts ‘I am that I am’

Spirit Global held its first annual Republic Day event entitled ‘I am that I am’ at The Tree House, St Joseph’s Village, San Fernando. The opening […]

‘Art is LIFE!’ This Friday

Holy Name Convent has embarked on a school expansion drive to build more teaching spaces, to ensure that the rich legacy of the Dominican Sisters continues. […]

CCR youth calling

Youth between the ages of 12-–21 are invited to participate in the annual Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) Youth Rally Saturday, October 20 at Bishop Anstey Trinity […]

CIC, SJCPOS students lunch with Archbishop J again*

By Laura Ramphal, SJCPOS student Last school term, the Archbishop invited five Lower Six students from St Joseph’s Convent (SJC), Port of Spain and five from […]

‘Miss Robinson’ went the extra mile

The following is an extract of a tribute delivered by Leela Ramdeen at the September 27 funeral of Mary Joyce Robinson at St Paul’s RC Church, […]

‘Teacher Vernon’ was a real Emmanuel

The following is a modified version of a tribute delivered by Len Isidora Mitchell at the August 29 funeral of her father Vernon E Mitchell (April […]

‘Sexual Revolution: 50 Years Since Humanae Vitae’

In honour of the 50th anniversary of the prophetic document of the Catholic Church called Humanae Vitae, BOMA-TT, a Ministry of the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission, is […]

How parishes can welcome LGBTQ Catholics

The triennial World Meeting of Families (WMOF) was held in Dublin, Ireland, August 21–26. The venue for the Pastoral Congress was the Royal Dublin Society. From […]

Vibrant Opening Mass at St Bernadette’s Prep

Your greatest teacher is God, was the message delivered by Fr Emmanuel Pierre to students of Holy Faith Preparatory (St Bernadette’s), St Ann’s on September 13 […]

Good attendance at ‘Pursuit of Truth @ 125’

By Renée Smith, rsmith.camsel@rcpos.org Photos: Elmo Griffith On Saturday, September 22 the Catholic community in Trinidad and Tobago was able to celebrate a 125-year-old legacy for […]

Watch your language – make it inclusive

By Kaelanne Jordan, kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org In commemoration of the International Day of Sign Language celebrated globally September 23, the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services (MSDFS) […]

Sound the Trumpet 13 – Overflow!

The annual Praise & Worship Conference Sound the Trumpet 13 – Overflow!  will take place next weekend, October 6–7 at Bishop Anstey Trinity College East, Trincity. Saturday’s agenda commences […]

Non-violence movement to focus on family, environment, refugees

What can I do in the face of growing violence around us? That’s the question that the movement, Non-Violence Begins with Me, was set up to […]

Church must develop global plan to deal with abuse crisis

The triennial World Meeting of Families (WMOF) was held in Dublin, Ireland, August 21–26. The venue for the Pastoral Congress was the Royal Dublin Society. From […]

Priestly service in T&T, Grenada

Sydney Charles entered the seminary May 1, 1948, and was ordained March 7, 1954. He first served at St John the Baptist RC, San Juan from […]

Fourth to be ordained…

Sydney Charles, aged 27 years, of the Seminary of St John Vianney and Uganda Martyrs, Mt St Benedict, was ordained to the priesthood March 7, 1954. […]

Funeral arrangements include special Mass for Catholic students

The Diocese of St George’s-in-Grenada has scheduled an itinerary of activities from September 27–28 in celebration of the life of Bishop Emeritus Sydney Charles, who died […]

Hospital visitations begin in Pt Fortin

By Lenore Callender, Co-ordinator, Hospital Visitation Ministry Members of the Eternal Light Community (ELC) made their way to Pt Fortin to join with ministers to launch the […]

A leap of faith to deal with divorce

New Beginnings is the name of the weekend retreat organised by the Ministry to the Separated, Divorced and Widowed (SDW) of the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission. […]

Family and Sport

The triennial World Meeting of Families (WMOF) was held in Dublin, Ireland, August 21–26. The venue for the Pastoral Congress was the Royal Dublin Society. From […]

A journey of faith

By Janice M George with pilgrims’ collaboration, St Charles Borromeo RC It was with great expectancy and excitement that 55 pilgrims embarked upon our first journey […]

Great cuisine and entertainment to help Education

PRIESTS CAN COOK TOO Patrons attending the second edition of Priests Can Cook on Friday, September 28 at the Grand Stand Forecourt, Queen’s Park Savannah, are […]

Urgent repairs needed in RC schools

QUAKE WORSENS SITUATION: By Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org The damage from the 6.9 magnitude earthquake on August 21 caused some RC schools to remain closed for the new […]

March for our climate

by Andre Lewis, St Mary’s College: Photos: T&T Event Photography “Pray, act and live!” With these words, Archbishop Jason Gordon urged participants of ‘Our Lady, Queen of […]

Our other Sacraments

September is Catechetical Month in this archdiocese. Fr Gabriel Julien offers some thoughts in a two-part series on the Sacraments. Part one appeared in the September […]

New Benedictine Abbot President elected*

The Benedictine Congregation of the Annunciation, to which the monastery at Mt St Benedict belongs, has elected Fr Maksymilian Robert Nawara OSB, Sub-Prior of the Benedictine […]

Tim Tim says “Write ‘Bout This…Talk ‘Bout Dat’”!…..

The Annual Tim Tim Storytelling show will take place at the National Academy for the Performing Arts on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday 16. Entitled “Write […]

Sip and Chat

A unique event is being planned by the Billings Ovulation Method Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BOMA-TT) for next Sunday, September 16. Past and present clients […]

Sr Maria’s legacy in education

Sr Maria Garland SJC was born December 28, 1925 in Ireland and arrived in Trinidad in the late 1940s after making her profession as a Sister […]

Confronting the ‘throw-away culture’

The triennial World Meeting of Families (WMOF) was held in Dublin, Ireland from August 21 to 26. The venue for the Pastoral Congress was the Royal […]

Central’s got talent

On Independence Day, the Central Vicariate Youth Council held its 6th annual ‘Central Vicariate Got Talent’ Show. The show was held at Holy Faith Convent, Couva […]

Campers told to be STARs

The Malabar RC Men’s Ministry held its 5th Annual Children’s Holiday Camp—‘CAMP HARMONY 2018’ from August 6–17. The camp got off to a great start on […]

Ordinations with an African flavour

by Norma St Rose and Maria Samad On Sunday July 22 approximately 18 Trinbagonians including Fr Gregory Augustine CSSp Holy Ghost Provincial; Fr Ashton Pierre CSSp […]

Foster care seeking Big-hearted Trinbagonians 

PART II: The Catholic News interviewed Children’s Authority Team Lead Foster Care, Anjuli Tewari on July 20 about implementation of the foster care system in Trinidad and […]

Signs of the Grace of God

September is Catechetical Month in this archdiocese. Fr Gabriel Julien offers some thoughts in a two-part series on the Sacraments. The Sacraments are an outward sign […]

Nuncio visits Mount*

  His Excellency Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu, his chauffeur and Srs Maria del Refugio and Adolphina of the Guadalupian Handmaids of Christ the Priest paid a courtesy […]

A life of extraordinary wisdom in service of God and people

On August 14, Alejandro Felipe Paula (1937–2018) passed away in Curaçao at the age of 81. Born and raised in Curaçao, Paula attended the Seminary of […]

Trinidad-born Redemptorist professes final vows and is ordained Deacon

On August 1 Trinidadian Ako Trevor Walker CSsR professed for life the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience and a vow and oath of perseverance […]

Linking schools and parishioners to boost performance

Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org The Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) hopes to implement an initiative to enlist volunteers from parishes to assist with uplifting the performance of […]

Can you foster love?

—Foster care in Trinidad and Tobago, Lara Pickford-Gordon lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org There are many children in care who long for a stable, happy home even if it’s not with a […]

CREDI: Transforming Students with Music Education

Persons with an interest in or passion for music, who desire to make a difference through music education, or those simply seeking to enhance their music […]

Fr Cuthbert—“the heartbeat” of Pax Yogurt

Even as he ambled along with a walking stick, the then 89-year-old Fr van de Sande frequented the yogurt plant overseeing and assisting. He was even […]

Pax Yogurt gets new ride

In an effort to satisfy its customers throughout T&T, a new Hyundai vehicle, fully refrigerated, was ordered to enhance the marketing logistics of Pax Yogurt Company. […]

Forty Years of School Parang

Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org The National School’s Parang Festival, the brainchild of Diana Kathleen McIntyre, celebrates 40 years this year. Another milestone is the tenth anniversary of the […]

A quick recap of IPCP

The Integrated Pastoral Communications Plan (IPCP) cultivates quality collaboration, communion and commitment within and among the diocese of the region in order to promote a dynamic […]

‘Priests Can Cook’ 2018 to assist 7 RC schools

Seven Catholic primary schools whose academic performance needs improving will receive financial assistance through the second annual ‘Priests Can Cook’ Friday, September 28 at the forecourt […]

WMOF 2018: Ireland welcomes the world

The triennial World Meeting of Families (WMOF) 2018 begins on Tuesday in Ireland. This international gathering will see families from 116 countries attend a series of […]

CFC Caribbean challenged to fulfil its ministry*

By Cheryl-Ann Mader, Member of the CFC Ministry ‘Rekindle the Gift, Fulfil your Ministry’ was God’s profound word spoken to us as we celebrate this year […]

CIC, Fatima students lunch with Archbishop J*

  By Rafael Ferdinand, St Mary’s College A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of having lunch with Archbishop Jason Gordon. Five students from Fatima […]

God really knows best

Over a cup of coffee at Rituals, Maraval, senior writer Lara Pickford-Gordon sat down for an interview with then Rev Kenneth ‘Ken’ Vieira, two days before […]

Counselling, Confession can counter Depression

By Kaelanne Jordan, kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org. This is part two of the two-part series  begun last week. Writer Kaelanne Jordan interviewed Sharon Bermudez, MsMFT, EMBA, CEAP on the issues […]

Every step Laura took, she did it with Jesus

Laura Charles, a stalwart of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH), San Fernando community was born August 11, 1915. She died July 21 at the […]

Lives worthy of God’s Kingdom

The one-day conference hosted by the Handmaids of the Lord-the ladies arm of the Couples for Christ ministry, July 12 at Benet’s Hall, Mt St Benedict […]

Questions about family life in T&T

What to do? Where do we want to go? What do we really want to achieve? These were some of the probing questions asked by Dr […]

Queen Cassar was a ‘different soil’

The death of Carib Queen Jennifer Cassar of the Santa Rosa First Peoples Community on July 19 and the events of July 27, 1990 have provided […]

Beetham Police Youth campers exposed…to photography

The Beetham Police Youth Club hosted its annual camp for children July 9 – 20, exposing children to music, art, drama, speaking/oration, values education, and culinary […]

The impulse to share the gory

By Lara Pickford- Gordon, lpickfordgordon.camsel@rcpos.org A man attempted to commit suicide after killing his  wife and photos of his badly damaged face were later disseminated on social […]

The deceitful face of depression

By Kaelanne Jordan, kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org In our daily living, we encounter challenges such as a fight with our spouse, worry about our children or difficulties at work. […]

‘Mount’ among top-rated tourist sites in T&T

By Kaelanne Jordan, kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org Mount St Benedict Monastery was ranked fourth place among ten top-rated tourist attractions in Trinidad and Tobago on topmostchina.com. The post, dated […]

Jesus Explosion: World Cup Edition

Who would have thought that anyone would attend a spiritual event during the World Cup Finals? It was an oversight when the annual ‘Jesus Explosion’ was […]

Colourful mural enhances ‘beautiful Belmont’

A lot of time, talent and effort went into the making of the mural outside St Francis RC Church, Belmont. Senior writer Lara Pickford-Gordon paid it […]

Becoming a Timely Entrepreneur

by Simone Delochan,  sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org The ageless Cherise Castle-Blugh—and I do mean this literally; like the esteemed artist Prince RIP, she doesn’t count the progressing years—is a […]

New opportunities come September

From The Catholic Religious Education Development Institute Students looking for educational options with a difference will discover something unique in the Catholic Religious Education Development Institute […]

Bethesda three years strong

By Laura Ann Phillips Imagine going to Sunday Mass, with everything apparently quite normal to everybody else. But to you, it’s like a collision course for […]

Educational camp for children with diabetes

The Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago (DATT) will be hosting its 16th Annual Residential Camp for Children Living with Diabetes today July 15–19, at Cascadia […]

‘My Dad, My Mentor’ theme for Sando Boys’ Daddy’s Day

On a very wet and cold morning, in the middle of World Cup season, over 300 persons (boys and their fathers) were in attendance, eagerly awaiting […]

‘Consider This’ continues in Catholic schools

For the past few months, Jerome Alexander has been facilitating sessions on ‘Consider This: the effects of pornography on children’, emerging from the October 2016 conference. […]

Theatre as therapy

By Kaelanne Jordan,  kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org What if one’s love for theatre could be used creatively to deal with one’s problems? According to Karline Brathwaite, drama therapist at Wholeness […]

And the World Cup winner is…

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Sixty-four games, twenty-five days. It all ends today, the finale with the two top teams, France and Croatia, battling on the field […]

JE XVI ends today

The annual Jesus Explosion (JE) culminates today (June 15) at Trinity College East, Trincity after two days of engaging talks, lively praise and worship, and celebration […]

A good life in Kim’s garden

Ena Kim Fortuné (in photo) died June 5 at the age of 95. Her funeral was held at St Theresa’s RC Church, Barataria. The following eulogy […]

‘Happy Spouse, Happy House’

We all know the old adage “happy wife, happy life”, a frequent toast at weddings.  The Family Life Unit of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish however […]

St Xavier’s learn about vocations

“The initial idea was to highlight the work and ministry of St Joseph of Cluny (SJC) sisters. However, after attending the local Vocations Assembly on June […]

Our Elijah’s Cup

At Holy Faith Preparatory (St Bernadette’s), we have a beautiful practice that we instituted at First Communion 2014.  Every week, starting on First Communion Day, a […]

Mariama fundraiser to help children, youth

The Mariama Children’s Museum & Teen Turf (MCMTT): The Counselling and Activity Center for Children and Adolescents, will be hosting a fundraising garden party and fashion […]

Writing workshop for teens

English is a required subject for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC). Writing is a requirement for Caribbean Advance Proficiency Exam (CAPE). Students applying to universities […]

Giving Hope

St Dominic’s Trade School offers alternative education programme. Story and photos By Lara Pickford-Gordon,  lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org There are children who end up in care at institutions and, for […]

Jacqui’s ‘becoming’

By Renée Smith, parishdesk.camsel@rcpos.org Experiencing symptoms of any kind are often unwanted but for Jacqui-Theresa Leiba the symptoms of spiritual awakening have led her to a […]

Tea party and launch of Spirit Global

With tentacles in Tobago, Canada and the US, Spirit Global, a spiritual support movement aimed at helping men and women grow in relationship and intimacy with […]

Nelson Street Boys’ pupils receive scholarships

Three pupils of the Nelson Street Boys’ RC School received support for their education from the Lance Aaron Lashley Memorial High School Scholarship. They are Standard […]

Power of love evident following Princes Town RC burglary

Call it the power of God’s love… such an overwhelming outpour of love and support last week from the national community upon learning that ruthless burglars […]

SUVY at Youth Expo

Archbishop Jason Gordon encouraged hundreds of young people at a national gathering to believe in themselves and take a more active role in church. His appeal […]

Suburban youth host Splash 5k, Shepherd’s Cup qualifiers

The Suburban Vicariate Youth Council held its annual Splash 5k Run held at the Eddie Heart grounds, Tacarigua on June 19. The day started with a […]

Kenyon Jack sings about ‘The Way’

An afternoon of praise and worship was evident at the June 15 launch of Kenyon Jack’s CD. A man on a mission, Kenyon Jack’s ‘The Way’ […]

Sex, sexuality not simply ‘yes’ and ‘no’*

“Interactive”, “entertaining”, “informative” were words used by young adults who attended the ‘Let’s Talk About Sex Seminar’ on Friday, May 11. Around 70 young adults gathered […]

ALPHA Journey at St Finbar’s

St Finbar’s RC Church, Morne Coco Road, Diego Martin recently concluded its 22nd consecutive ALPHA Journey in which 31 participants pursued their interest in learning more […]

Daddy-Daughter Dance

Nelson Street Girls’ RC hosted its second Annual Daddy- Daughter Dance in the School’s Food Preparation Room on June 14. This venture is the brainchild of […]

San F’do Boys’ RC says ‘I am my sister’s keeper’

The streets of San Fernando, from Harris Promenade straight down to Skinner Park, were filled with the voices of the pupils, parents/guardians, representatives of the Parent […]

Nelson Street Girls’ ‘fine young ladies’

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org It’s Wednesday May 23 and Standard Five pupils of Nelson Street Girls’ RC are having a buffet lunch in the school’s post-primary […]

Make new college chapel an ‘oasis’ to rebuild lives

By Renée Smith, parishdesk.camsel@rcpos.org The Our Lady of the Presentation chapel at the former Presentation Brothers’ residence at Presentation College, San Fernando is open once again. […]

Prison changes needed for RJ system to work

By Lara Pickford-Gordon lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org “I am a better person; even if society sees me whatever way. I am reforming myself and I am utilising the opportunity […]

Teams meet at Santa Rosa

Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu celebrated Mass for Teams of Our Lady at the Santa Rosa RC Church, Arima on June 10. Archbishop Nwachukwu’s homily was […]

RC schools participate in Festival of Choral Speaking

Fourteen Catholic schools of the Suburban Vicariate participated in a ‘Festival of Choral Speaking’ May 24 under the patronage of the Catholic Education Board of Management […]

Enjoying the Irish spring and Scottish splendour

by Dennis Hamid After much preparation and anticipation, a group of 20 of us from T&T and one from St Lucia embarked on our pilgrimage to […]

Rerum Novarum and T&T’s Labour Movement

By Seminarian Paul Ramlogan, BEd, MSc Government Unjust salaries, lack of job security, harsh and unsafe working conditions, and other unfair practices gave rise to the labour […]

Check your spiritual ‘contents’

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org The individualistic culture prevalent today has caused a “leave-me-alone spirituality” to develop, which is a mutation of the Christian faith. “The self is […]

Venerate Mary, pray the Rosary

Gran Couva/Tabaquite parish priest Fr Meenuga Prabhudas MSFS shares his thoughts on the Rosary. Every year the month of May is dedicated to Mary, Mother of […]

YOU.SER.VE celebrates 3rd Annual Youth Mass*

The Young Adult Ministry arm of Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish, San Fernando, YOU.SER.VE., hosted their third Annual Youth Mass on May 19, celebrating the […]

Week of prayer for Christian unity in San Fernando*              

Under the theme Justice, a number of Christian Churches in San Fernando gathered over a period of five days to observe a week of Prayer for […]

SJC POS, Holy Name students lunch with Archbishop

By Celeste Pereira, St Joseph’s Convent POS Archbishop Jason Gordon invited five senior students each of St Joseph’s Convent POS and Holy Name Convent to have […]

Theology graduates told ‘Be beacons of light’

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Thrust bravely into the turbulent seas of secularism and make a difference. Be beacons of light. This advice was given by Fr Arnold […]

What’s really in a puff…

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org “Tobacco not only produces lung cancer, but it is a cancer to the lungs of the earth.” This statement was made by the […]

Participants make commitments at annual day of prayer

The Evangelization Commission once again hosted its ‘Day of Prayer and Fasting for the Nation’ on February 24. This year, the commission decided to shift the […]

Gifts from the Father above

‘Blue, blue, God loves you’, the colour for the day and a childhood adage, but one which played eloquently at the Franciscan House of Prayer’s Eighth […]

New wine in new wineskins, NOW

by Rev Michael James, former General Secretary, Antilles Episcopal Conference There is a significant group of Catholics worldwide who are especially happy to be members of […]

Dire issues at Diego Boys’

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org In the bustling environment of a primary school with more than 400 pupils, the Diego Martin Boys’ RC has issues which can lead […]

St Gabriel’s Girls’ walk for family values

The Parent Teacher Action Team (PTAT) of St Gabriel’s Girls’ RC Primary hosted a walk-a-thon on Saturday, May 12 themed Restoring Family Values, Reclaiming Trinidad and […]

Moulding a family at COR Malabar*

When we sit and think of what the COR (Christ Our Redeemer) Experience has done to and for us, our hearts are warmed. From the evening […]

IGNITE – A Celebration of God’s Light

The Companions of the Transfigured Christ invites you to join us for our fourth annual concert, IGNITE, at the Central Bank Auditorium on Sunday, May 27 […]

Heavenly Bodies: In praise of the Catholic Imagination

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org The Catholic faith and its belief and practices have inspired more than artists, poets, sculptors, and writers and movie directors. The Metropolitan […]

CFC’s Praise Breakfast to help restore ‘Benet Hall’

Do you remember, or even know, St Benet’s Hall at Mount St Benedict, just above the New Life Ministries Drug Rehab Centre? Benet Hall, as it […]

Moms, God is with us

By Nicole John-Thomas My first son, Jeremiah, was born on Thursday, April 9, 2015. This child was long awaited—my husband and I had been married for […]

Fathers must be part of their children’s lives

Fathers are often viewed as being just the breadwinners but society needs to have a greater appreciation for the deep-rooted connection that a father could have […]

Join Hospital Visitation Ministry

The Ministry of the Sick is inviting parishioners in all vicariates to be part of the Hospital Visitation Ministry. Spearheaded by the Eternal Light Community, the […]

No sitting around…*

Keeping active and healthy It’s 5.49 p.m. and the Cha Cha Slide by DJ Casper coming from the sound system gets the group of women and […]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Christian Council of Trinidad and Tobago is inviting parishioners, religious communities and school children to observe the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and peace […]

A culture of love in the home helps create a culture of vocations

“Vocations is first and foremost about how God is speaking to our souls.” These words, spoken by then Bishop Jason Gordon of Bridgetown, at the 2017 […]

Get ready for Catholic Youth Expo 2018

The Catholic Youth Commission is preparing for the most important, and exciting youth expo to date on June 23, as the Church continues the transition from […]

Murti overtones of Marion Devotion

by Fr Martin Sirju Last September marked the departure of the Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima from Our Lady of Perpetual Help RC Church to its next […]

Blessing God

At the end of this month, the Church will celebrate a most important feast – The Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Christ. […]

‘Glorious!’ at the Mount

Following resounding success in capturing more than ten championship trophies at last month’s T&T Music Festival, The Lydians head once again to the majestic setting of […]

‘Faith Hope and Love the Concert’ in aid of St Theresa’s

‘Faith Hope and Love the Concert’ is the title of a major fundraising event on May 11 to aid St Theresa’s RC Church, Woodbrook. ‘Faith Hope and […]

Dramatic presentation of ‘The Resurrection’

The Adult Drama Ministry of the San Fernando Cluster last weekend staged ‘The Resurrection’ at Christ the King RC, Les Efforts, a drama based on Chapter […]

What does ABP stand for?

ABP is the acronym for Biblical Animation of All Pastoral Life. It derives from the Spanish Animación Biblica de la Pastoral. It may be loosely translated […]

Message of mercy for youth, nation

Zion Community and southern parishioners planned and participated in the 25th anniversary of the public celebration of God’s mercy for T&T and the world on April […]

A Christian look at the past and the present in T&T

The Dominican Sisters will celebrate 150 years in Trinidad and Tobago today, Sunday with a private Mass at St Finbar’s RC, Diego Martin. Sr Marie Thérèse […]